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Waking the World

by Talia Paul

Fresh new tracks from the artist who brought you "Trails End", now joined with Carole King's and Ani Difranco's producer Mark Hallman (Congress House Studio) to create a heartfelt blend of folk rock & sparkly pop: music for your ears, eyes & soul. Enjoy!!
Genre: Folk: Folk-Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. I Adore You
2:38 $0.50
2. Aphrodite
3:40 $0.50
3. Waking the World
3:02 $0.50
4. Borrowed Horses
3:01 $0.50
5. Heart of the Holder
2:50 $0.50
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Album Notes
Praise for "Trails End", Talia's first album:

Drew Pearce, Acoustic Guitar Magazine

"The freedom, loneliness, and struggle of the troubadour life are all laid bare…
...Recorded in living rooms, makeshift studios, and at home on a four-track, this excellent independent release is a collection of beautifully sung folk-pop tunes written and recorded all over the country during the past decade. It sounds like Paul is singing journal entries from the road, especially on such songs as ‘Gas Money’ and ‘Four Bald Tires’. The freedom, loneliness, and struggle of the troubadour life are all laid bare in her lyrics, and the listener gets a sense of the real life and real people behind the songs.
---Acoustic Guitar Magazine -Hit List

Review of "Light Will Come", Talia's second album:

"...Beautifully sung songs of beauty... Talia Paul sings with a rich, round, warm and emotional voice sometimes reminiscent of Jane Siberry's but with stronger pipes and, at times, a hint of country twang. The woman can sing! The songs, full of compassion and insight, reflect emotional and spiritual pain, depth and hope among other things. The first 3 songs sound like triple A radio hits. Track 4, achingly beautiful, reveals a strong classical influence and showcases her voice terrifically. Track 8: raw, naked emotion. On the first half of the album, the production is clean and contemporary, full of interesting sounds, both organic and technological. But the songs are strong enough to stand on their own. In other words, the drum loops and filtered vocals are an enhancement, not a cover-up for insubstantial material. The second half of the album is stripped down to just vocals and guitar or piano, extremely intimate. And she carries it off beautifully. The second half also shows Talia's talent for more country and folk writing. Great stuff!"

-A. Perry, Musician/Producer- Austin, TX -Septmember 2002

Fan Mail:

"... Talia Paul - What a soul momma! Her passion and wisdom is voiced in beautifully woven songs that speak of the past and make you think about the present. ... "
-Kim Powell, musician/ designer, nyc (www.idesignart.com)

" ... .... There's a lot of music floating around in my head and only the music that really touches me makes it to my 'go to sleep and wake up to it' playlist....You got it goin' on homegirl...."
-Todd Horton, NYC -trumpet player (Ani DiFranco's band), producer

"Wow! Just want to let you know you have another fan. Your songs are absolutely wonderful. Sometimes I go in a book or music store, searching, looking for something...something to connect with my soul...maybe change me ... make me better...give me hope......Your music does that...So, thank you!
-Derek Teemers, c/o Red Dirt Kids Radio, mp3.com

"Your record sounds so lovely girl. You should be extra proud....!"
-Jonatha Brooke, Los Angeles

"...in the style of greats like Joan Baez....your music makes me feel."
-Charlie Conway, Puerto Rico

"...You have a special quality in your voice that lifts the spirit...there were moments when you had the whole audience just waiting for your next word. That's pretty good for a New York bar..."
-'Skull', NYC

"...You are such a fantastic writer. I really love your point of view and the ideas that you're getting across. Plus you have such a knack for melodic hooks. And interesting arrangements... just beautiful work...congratulations!..."
-Drew Pearce, Acoustic Guitar Magazine.

"Just wanted to say that I love the song "All the Water," in fact, I watched the movie "The Two Ninas" a second time just to find out who wrote that song..."
-Joni G, St. Louis

"You have a great voice...Your song Carrie is a killer..."
-Jon King, Sonopress/ BMG, CA

"Your melodies, lyrics and voice textures are pure healing. ...we've been listening to your CD constantly... our toes tingling, our hearts opening...!...It makes us cook better, dance better and love better...It's a CD for home improvement."
-Kristin Hahn, writer/producer ("Anthem," "In Search of Grace") Los Angeles, CA

"...I don't usually write to people I don't know, but I wanted to tell you that I've been humming your song all morning... I can't wait to hear the rest of the CD, and I hope you come to the Bay Area to perform someday soon. Thanks for adding your beautiful tunes to the world."
-Quin Marshall, San Francisco

"... You have great songs!! ...I really enjoy Gas Money ... Alberta ... Four Bald Tires.... 'Many of your songs have very unique hooks ... "she left her halo in that one-horse town." and something about bottling up the water from my wishing well and sending it to you ... I love your album ...the more I listen to your songs, the more I appreciate them...!"
-Steve Emrick, BMI Nashville

"WOW - just saw the movie 'Love Happens' and heard your music as the soundtrack. You totally blew me away and i shall be telling all my friends about you...I would very much like to buy your CD ...Hope you make it one day to England -your music would go down a storm here!!!!"
-'Fitzy', UK

"...Your music touches everyone's soul..."
-Mark Stein, Esq. NYC

"...Two Ninas... the movie neared the end and began playing a song that totally captivated my soul. I could not find its' performer in the credits because they were rolling by too fast. So, I went to the Internet to find anything that matched some of the words I remembered... Finally, I saw that the movie was repeating, so I watched and waited. I also began recording it to make sure I found "her." That is how I found you... what a special talent ...your sweet voice ... soulful clarity and honesty. Thank you! You have a fan for life."
-Jimmy Andrews, AL

"...we rented Two Ninas last night on DVD and replayed the end titles 3 times to keep listening to "All the Water." We love it! Can you tell me how to order your CD?"
-Jeremy & Tania, Chicago

"I heard you play...back in 1995, and your songs really made an impression on me; I still remember the song where you sang about the old coat that didn't fit anymore...and another about driving in a pickup with your dog. I made sure to remember your name, because I was pretty sure I'd hear it again in connection with concerts or recordings..."
-Cynthia Ryan, NYC

"...I just wanted to thank you again for sharing Talia's music with us, and for making it possible for me to get her CD -- it has lived in my CD player ever since! There's something deep and raw and wonderful in her music.... So, thank you."
-Kendy Rossi, Antioch University, Seattle

"... you really have a way of capturing your audience....you're developing a solid fan base here...=).... Any updates on your next album?"
-Kirk Leverone, Atlanta


***"Light Will Come" :'TOP CDS of 2002'***
-Acoustic Guitar Magazine (Jan 2003 issue)

Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.
As ambitious as "Being There," and as often as catchy as "A.M.," this record catches Wilco at their most artful and accessible.

Ryan Adams, Demolition.
Flawless songcraft. He seems incapable of writing a boring melody and even conceptual lyrical ideas such "She Wants to Play Hearts" never sound forced.

Patty Griffin, 1000 Kisses.
If you're looking for a perfect 2nd date album to play during a candlelit dinner, this is it. Fantastic songsand one of the most emotive voices I've ever heard.

Talia Paul, Light Will Come.
I usually know my favorite records by how many tunes I would include on mix tapes.
This one has at least three that stick in my head and stay: "Stream," "Half the Day" and "Let You in."

David Hopkins, Here Comes the Bright Light.
Like a modern Nick Drake or an Irish Elliott Smith,
Hopkins has a gift for impeccably arranged ballads with memorable and melancholy melodies.




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OMG! this is beautiful! I can listen to it over and over